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Finally, KIA Sonet is ready to launch on 7th Aug 2020, it shall be placed under sub compact SUV market which is already very competitive.
First time KIA Showcased following crossover at Auto Expo 2020 once after launch it shall compete with Ford eco sport, Maruti vitara breeza, TATA Nexon, Hyundai venue and Mahindra XUV 300.
Looks wise car have KIA Signature tiger nose grille, LED DRL on headlamps are looking very unique and different, With its new clutch less gearbox & latest version of UVO software, the Sonet could rule the segment. KIA Sonet shares its platform with Sibiling Hyundai venue, once after launch it shall become the second car with a clutch less manual transmission. The IMT gearbox is predicted to be launched in the Hyundai Venue first a while by the top of this month.
Kia Motors is introducing what it calls Intelligent Manual Transmission or IMT gearbox within the Sonet SUV, providing clutch less shifting with the control of a manual shift lever. In very simple words, an IMT will offer operation exactly sort of a manual gearbox which needs the driving force to shift gears with the stick butthere are going to be no clutch . In terms of features, the Sonet are going to be offered with a ten .25-inch infotainment system, connected car technology, climate control, and a Bose sound system is likely to return in top model.
Other expected features include Android Auto and Apple Car Play, a wireless phone charger, control , a multi-info display, and key-less entry with push-button start. Expected safety features include six airbags,ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, and a rear view camera. Kia Sonet engine options include a1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol paired with a 7-speed DCT in GT line model,1.2-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine with a five-speed manual also as IMT options anda 1.5-litre diesel turbo unit borrowed fromthe Seltos, but during a different state of tune, delivering 99 hp and 240 Nm of torque. a bit like kia Seltos and KIA Carnival, the KIA Sonet shall also offer internet connectivity options through latest and updated KIA UVO Function, it might also likely to support Voice assistant with a wake word “Hey KIA”Offically KIA.
Not have confirmed about what percentage Variants for Sonet model they shall launch As we said the KIA Sonet is launching in India’s most competitive segment where already established players like Ford eco sport, Maruti vitara breeza, TATA Nexon, Hyundai venue and Mahindra XUV 300 shall compete against it price wise we expect it to be priced between 7.5 lacs – 12 lacs ex showroom.
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